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College Iftews. 



Vol. 6. No. 20. 



WELLESLEY, MASS., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1907. 



Price, 5 Cents. 



THE ALBANY DEPOT. 

Last Saturday evening, William Dean 
Howell's farce, "The Albany Depot," 
. was given at the barn and reaped"~all the 
applause that original stage-setting, real- 
istic atmosphere and spirited acting de- 
served. The curtain rose on a vast, bare 
stage, very unlike the usual oppressive 
green burlap roomlet. Benches, an ice- 
water pitcher, a newstand and a boot- 



naturalness and its unbroken atmosphere 
of restlessness. Her interruption of Mr. 
Campbell and her breathless, "go on 
Willis " is a striking example of the way 
she threw herself into the part of the nerv- 
ous talkative Mrs. Roberts. Mr. Camp- 
bell handled the difficult problem of much 
stage laughter well. His attitudes were 
more masculine and unconscious than is 
often the case with our dramatic heroes. 
Mrs. Campbell struck exactly the right 



black's stand proclaimed the Boston and note of wifely reproach and friendly sym 



Albany Station. Before the action began 
the supernumeraries did some praise- 
worthy pantomime. Three brilliantly 
garbed, imbecile featured immigrants 
dropped timidly on one bench and sur- 
veyed life in the new world in open- 
mouthed interest, a country-man and his 
well-nourished, elaborately clad lady de- 
voured bananas in noisy comfort, a lady 
of severe aspect and academic carriage 
sat rigid in a corner aloof from the vulgar 
herd and perused deep literature, an af- 
fectionate young married couple of de- 
monstrative habits redosed in the fore- 
ground in a beaming bliss oblivious to 
time' "and tfme-t&ble's: From the news- 
stand, the gum-chewing patroness of 
yellow-journals smiled coquettishly at 
the colored bootblack. All the frequent- 
ers of the station flocked successively to 
the ice-water goblet. The Wellesley 
grind, the frivolous matinee girls, the 
dapper country gentleman and the grace- 
ful theatrical star assuaged democratic 
thirsts before and after the bootblack, 
the news-lady and the emigrants. The 
background was indeed excellent. Two 
little attention is often paid to the little 
details of Barn plays. This one was care- 
fully planned in every way. 

Against the realistic moving tableau of 
station life the farce itself stood out, an 
active play of humor as the other was 
passive. 

The cast was as follows: 
Mr. Roberts (an absent-minded 

commuter) Esther Watson 

Mrs. Roberts Anne Benton 

Mr. Campbell Gertrude Marvin 

Mrs. Campbell Martha Cecil 

Mr. Mcllheney Grace Herrick 

Mrs. Mcllheney Agnes McCarthy 

Cook Elizabeth Condit 

Train Crier Isabel Rawn 

Mr. Roberts was consistently mild, 
absent-minded and henpecked. His facial 
expression varied from piteous bewilder- 
ment to abject frieght; his voice was al- 
ways gentle and carefully modulated. 
Mrs. Roberts contrasted excellently with 
her quiet husband. The acting Miss 
Eenton did is to be commended for its 



path} 7 . Her sweetness and her entire 
lack of humor blended in a very attractive 
life-like picture of a feminine type. Her 
voice was properly pitched low to con- 
trast with the excited tones of Mrs. Rob- 
erts. The Mcllheney couple breathed 
pugnacious indignation from first to last. 
Mrs. Mcllheney did some of the best act- 
ing of the evening. From her early stolid 
composure on the station bench to her 
fierce Hibernian denunciation of Mr. Camp- 
bell: "Shure an' that's the wan I sor 
laughin' an' jokin' an' puttin' him uj: to it!" 
she was thoroughly delightful. Her accent 
was distinctly Celtic and yet not at all 
exaggerated. She. wor iCer audience to 
enthusiasm by her entire lack of stage 
mannerism. Her husband entered, spoke, 
shook his fist and exited with a speed and 
intensity that might well have bewildered 
Mr. Roberts. Mr. Mcllheney 's Irish ac- 
cent was not as good as that of Mrs. Mc- 
llheney, but he threw himself into his 
part with as great a vivacity. His asides 
to her: "Shure Mary, that's what you're 
after thinkin' " and "'twould make a cow 
laugh " were nicely differentiated from 
his bursts of wrath at Mr. Roberts and 
Mr. Campbell. 

The real cook bristled with a terrifying 
fierceness when she asked: "What's to 
prevent a cook from lookin' loike a lady 
or a lady from lookin' like a cook?" Her 
costume was a work of art. It fitted her 
character perfectly. There was an os- 
trich feather pendant over her left eye 
that was as a battle flag. In fact all the 
costumes were carefully planned. The 
men avoided the horrors of the Barn 
"bloomers" by wearing fur coats and 
high shoes, except the gaudily attired 
Mcllheney resplendent in a plaid waist- 
coat and buff suit. The negro train crier 
bellowed his list of stations with only a 
protruding head and shoulders, thus avoid- 
ing the bloomered ignominy. 

Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Campbell dressed 
in accordance with their years and posi- 
tions and Mrs. Mcllheney was crowned 
by an elaborate be-rosed hat that should 
be immortal in the annals of the Barn. 

The entire farce offered no great oppor- 



tunity for emotional acting or deep char- 
acter interpretaiton (that not being the 
legal field of the farce) but it did offer 
splendid opportunities for vivid repro- 
duction of scenes in a terminus and those 
opportunities the coaches and the cast 
were quick to see. Florence Plummer, 
to whose excellent managing the success of 
the play is largely due and Helen Cum- 
mings, who shared the labor of stage-set- 
ting and infused enthusiasm into all the 
cast by her good coaching are to be con- 
gratulated on the result of their thought- 
ful labors. 



A FLAMINGO COLONY IN THE 
BAHAMAS. 

On Thursday afternoon, February 28, 
in College Hall Chapel, Mr. Frank M. 
Chapman, associate curator in the Amer- 
ican Museum of Natural History in New 
York City, delivered a lecture on "A 
Flamingo Colony in the Bahamas." The 
lecture was introduced by a brief descrip- 
tion of the islands, which Mr. Chapman 
says are geologically the most recent of 
the West Indies. They arc similar 
throughout, flat and rugged and are 
made of "absolutely barren coral lime- 
stone." 

Their bird life has been acquired from 
Florida, the West Indies and South Amer- 
ica, but the Bahamas, because of their 
peculiar formation, have changed about 
thirty species into new species. Also be- 
cause of their complete isolation they have 
preserved the old types of bird life. Most 
conspicuous among these older forms is 
the flamingo, which at one time was prob- 
ably of almost universal distribution-^ 
but. to-day is greatly localized— and is 
found only in the tropics. The flamingoes 
are now the "sole relics of the ancestral 
type;" all their relatives are dead, and all 
the connecting links are gone. Only six 
species of flamingo are known. 

Mr. Chapman's first search for flamin- 
goes in the Bahamas was in 1904, but the 
only result was the finding of a deserted 
flamingo city which had been occupied in 
189S. The city was composed of hut-like 
nests, closely packed, about two thousand 
in number, and standing entirely exposed 
and unprotected. The finding of this city 
gave stimulus for further effort. In 1904 
Mr. Chapman made his second expedition 
to the Bahamas. Meanwhile search had 
been organized in the islands and negroes 
had been sent to scout. The birds had 
been located somewhat accurately in their 
new home and the second expedition 
looked most promising. Enduring storm, 
(Concluded on Page 2.) 



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Editor-in-Chief, Alice W. Farrar, 1908 

Associate Editor, Elizabeth Andrews, 1908 

Literary Editors, 

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Agnes E. Rothery, 1909 

Altjmnve Editor, 

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ourselves, "Oh, I knew that all the time." 
It is an art to be able to gather together 
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We are like Jack-in-the-boxes: if you 
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takes the usual form, we are indeed lost. 



In a number of College News issued 
late in the spring of 1904 there appeared a 
Free Press in regard to the business policy 
of the two college publications. The 
writer, a past member of both the edito-' 
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and asked that the college public express 
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in favor of some different arrangement 
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plan which has been suggested by several 
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EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS. 

Mr. Pepper's exhibition of water colors, 
which is now to be seen at the Art Build- 
ing, should be visited by all of the students. 
We have become familiar through the 
Japanese print and the so-called poster 
with the reduction of full color to a few 
general tones. In these pictures we find 
the same convention but with sufficient 
modelling to give solidity of forms as well 
as their color value and design. 

The subjects have a remarkable refine- 
ment of color and one feels that within 
the limits that Mr. Pepper has chosen, 
there could be no better or more complete 
expression. 

It is interesting to see the more or less 
familiar Japanese types as they appear to 
American eyes. Many of the subjects are 
from Holland and some few from our own 
country. But through them all one 
traces the individuality of the painter and 
realizes that it is not so much the thing 
seen as the thought that holds us — the 
real reason for the picture. 

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(Continued from Page 1.) 

A Flamingo Colony in the Bahamas. 

and shipwreck, and great loss of time in 
mistaking the way, at last Mr. Chapman 
and his assistants landed by means of 
small boats upon the island where the 
flamingoes had made their city. 

Mr. Chapman illustrated his lecture 
with beautifully colored lantern slides to 
show the life and habits of these very re- 
markable birds. With the help of his 
assistant he was enabled to erect an ar- 
tificial blind at the very entrance of the 
city — and later after much toil and strate- 
gy could get within six feet of the nests. 
The birds are large and brilliant in color, 
the upper parts being somewhat faded, 
but the under parts almost scarlet. The 
flamingo is very wild and shy, but precise 
and stately in its movements. The flock 
approach the rookery like a great army. 

The nests are from six to twelve inches 
in height, built of mud which the bird 
scoops into a heap with its bill. The 
birds lay but one egg in a nest and 
"every bird knows its own nest and its 
own unmarked white egg." The male 
and female are not easily distinguishable 
— and both brood the eggs, changing 
places night and morning. 

Mr. Chapman has obtained government 
protection for the flamingo as well as for 
all other birds in the Bahamas, and also he 
is one of the foremost authorities upon the 
bird life of this country. He is the author 
of "Bird Life" and the "Handbook of 
Birds of Eastern North America," and the 
editor of "Bird Lore." Probably Mr. 
Chapman more than any other one n.an 
has aroused popular interest in the stuc'y 
of our birds. 



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COLLEGE CALENDAR. 



Wednesday, March 6, at 4.20, P.M., in Billings Hall, Symphony 

Lecture by Professor Macdougall. 

7.30, P.M., in Billings Hall, second of a series of six 

lectures by Professor Duncan Black Macdonald of Hart- 
ford Theological Seminary. Subject: "Some Aspects of 

Hebrew Literary Gunius." 
Thursday, March 7, at 4.20, P.M., in Houghton Memorial 

Chapel, Organ Recital by Professor Sumner Salter of 

Williams College. 

7.30, P.M., in College Hall Chapel, regular mid-week 

prayer meeting of the Christian Association. 
Friday, March S, at 8, P.M., in Physics Lecture Room, lecture 

by Professor James P. Porter of Clark University, to 

the Philosophy Club. Subject: "Some Reasons for the 

Study of Animal Psychology." 

y.30, P.M., in Billings Hall, third of the series of lectures 

by Professor Macdonald. 
Sunday, March 10, at 11, A.M., services in Houghton Memorial 

Chapel. Sermon by Dr. John Watson, (Ian Maclaren). 

7, P.M., vespers with special music. 
Tuesday, March 12, at 4.20, P.M., in Billings Hall, Recital by 

students of the Music Department. 

7.30, P.M., in Billings Hall, fourth of a series of lectures 

by Professor Macdonald. 



COLLEGE NOTES. 

The Social Study Circle met at the Zeta Alpha House on 
Tuesday evening, February twenty-sixth. 

At the invitation of President Hall, Miss Lucille E. Hill, our 
Director of Physical Training, addressed a Psychology Seminar 
at Clarke University, on January seventh, on the subject of 
"Educational Dancing." On Wednesday afternoon, February 
twentieth, President and Mrs. Hall visited Wellesley in order 
that President Hall might observe the work done in dancing in 
our gymnasium, to gain proof for his theory of the decided 
though as yet only partially recognized educational value of 
these classes. 

As a result of the elections held on Thursday afternoon, Feb- 
ruary twenty-eighth, the editors of the Wellesley Magazine for 
next year are as follows: 

Editor-in-Chief, Eva West. 

Associate Editor, Helen Cooper. 

Literary Editors, Annalee Weiskopf, Eloise Hollett. 

Business Manager, Estelle Littlefield. 

Subscription Editor, Alice Farrar. 

The regular prayer meeting of the Christian Association, 
Thursday evening, February twenty-eighth, was led by Miss 
Gertrude Cate. "Bible Study" was the subject of the meeting. 
Many of the members told what Bible Study at College had 
done for them; to some it meant increased friendship with 
Christ, great joy in prayer and strength in the Christian life. 
Everyone present felt the important place that Bible Study, 
within the last two years, has held in our College life. 

The members of the Christian Association may be interested 
to learn that the association is supporting a colored girl from 
Hartford, Connecticut, at Hampton Institute in a post gradu- 
ate course. She is preparing to teach in the South. 



The office hours of Miss Pauline Sage, the General Secretary 
of the Christian Association, are from nine until twelve every 
week day, except Monday. Any one wishing to see Miss Sage 
will find her in the Association office between these hours. 

On Friday evening, March 1, the Seniors of the Wellesley 
High School gave "The Rivals" in Maugus Hall. 

A Silver_Bay Reunion was held at the Shakespeare House 
on Sunday evening, March third. Miss Mary B. W. Alexander 
led the meeting. 

The Juniors of^the Zeta Alpha Society gave a Colonial Ball 
at the Barn, from three to six, on Monday afternoon, March 
fourth. 

On Tuesdayjafternoon, March fifth, a birthday party was 
held in College Hall Chapel to celebrate the anniversary of the 
organization of Student Government. 

Promptly on March first the Administration will close the 
list of applications for admission to the Freshman Class of 1907- 
08. Plans for the housing of Freshmen are already under con- 
sideration. The Village Committee asks all householders wish- 
ing places on the published list of houses open to students to 
make application before March eighth. Applications should be 
addressed to Miss Caswell, 130 College Hall. 

All members of the college are invited to attend the six lec- 
tures to be given by Mr. D. B. Macdonald, Professor of Semitic 
Languages in Hartford Theological Seminary, as a part of the 
course in Biblical History 10. His subject will be "Some As- 
pects of Hebrew Literal Genius," and the opportunity afforded 
by the lectures will be unusual in two respects: the presentation 
to Wellesley students of the contents of the Old Testament from 
the standpoint of literature rather than of history; and the 
treatment of the subject by one whose basis of comparison is 
much broader than that of many writers on the subject, since , 
it includes a specialist's knowledge of Arabic and other Semitic 
literatures as well as of European classics. 

The first thee lectures will be given at 7.30, Tuesday, 
March 5; Wednesday, March 6, and Friday. March S,- the first 
in College Hall Chapel, the next two in Billings Hall. 

Mrs. Kelly will speak at the Christian Association on Thurs- 
day evening, upon the work of the Consumers' League. After 
the meeting Mrs. Kelly will speak informally to the League in 
the Faculty parlor. There will be an exhibit of Consumers' 
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SOCIETY NOTES. 



At a formal meeting of Society Zeta Alpha, held in the so- 
ciety house, Wednesday evening, February 26, 1907, the fol- 
lowing program was given, the subject for the evening being: 
"The Use of Pastoral Material in the Drama of the 16th and 
17th Centuries," as shown by 

Peele — Ruth Carpenter. 

Lyly — Margaret Mills. 

Shakespeare — Mabel Witte. 

Fletcher — Elizabeth Bridgens. 



HOLDEN'S STUDIO, 



On Wednesday evening, February 26, 1907, the usual month- 
ly program meeting of the Agora was held, the following pro- 
gram being presented : 

IMPROMPTU SPEECHES. 

"Question of Child Labor in Senator Beveridge's Bill," 

Eleanor Little 
"New Democratic Movements in England," 

Miriam Hathaway, Faith Sturtevant 
"Relations Between Japan and the United States," 

Elsa Wackenhuth, Roma Nickerson 
Debate: "Resolved, that Massachusetts laws afford an ef- 
ficient solution of the child labor problem in the 
United States." 
Affirmative — Emma McCarroll, Eva West. 
Negative — Elizabeth Castle, Clara Griffin. 
Paper: "Judge Lindsay and his work in the Court," Sadie Soffel 



At a regular meeting of the Phi Sigma Fraternity held in the 
chapter house, Wednesday evening, February twenty-sixth, the 
following program was presented : 

Adaptation of a Lay of Marie de France, entitled "Life of Sir 
Ipomedon," written by Winifred Van S. Reed. 

The characters were as follows : 

Amysa, the Princess Eleanor Fricke 

Sir Fierbras Dorothy Fuller 

Clarel Emily Shonk 

Sir TholomeW . Alice Farrar 



At the usual monthly program meeting of Alpha Kappa Chi 
Society held in the society house Wednesday evening, Febru- 
ary 26,' 1907, the following program was presented: 

I. "Return of Odysseus"— Bks. XIII, p. i87^XIX. 

Margaret Denfeld 

II. "The Dog in Homer" Marguerite Williams 

III. "Recognition of Odysseus by his nurse, Eurycleia," 

Julia Maxson 

IV. "Theories of the Composition of the Odyssey," 

Mildred Rogers 

At the regular meeting of Society Tau Zeta Epsilon, held 
February 27th in the society house, the following program was 
given : 

American Landscape Painting Miss McKinnon 

Inness Miss Cooper 

Wyant Miss Peterson 

Winslow Homer Miss Ware 

Whistler Miss Pope 

American Decorative Painting Miss Heber 



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John Alexander Miss Condit 

Edwin A. Abbey Miss Doten 

PICTURES. 

1. Detail from Abbey's "Castle of the Maidens." 

Models — Miss Loomis, Miss Barbour, Miss Doten, Miss Pope. 

2. "Swanatore," by John Le Farge. 
Model — Miss Bean. 



MUSIC NOTES. 



On Monday evening, March 4, 1907, the second in the series 

of Artist Recitals was held in College Hall Chapel. Following 

is the concert program: 

Quartette, D major, Op. 11, No. 1 Tchaikowsky 

Violin Solos. 
Prelude. 

Gavotte and Rondo (from Sonata E major, No. 6), Bach 
Etude Caprice Paganini 

Quartette, (two movements') G minor, Op. 10. . . .C. Debussy 

Quartette, G major, Op. 18, No. 2 Beethoven 

The Boston Symphony Quartette : Professor Willy Hess, 

First Violin; Mr. Otto Roth, Second Violin; Mr. Emil Ferir, Viola 

Mr. Heinrich Warnke, Violoncello. 



On account of the Student Government Birthday there was 
no Student Recital, Tuesday, March 5, 1907. 



On Wednesday afternoon, March 6, 1907, there will be a 
lecture by Professor Macdougall in anticipation of the Sym- 
phony, to be held in Billings Hall at 4.20 P.M. 



On Thursday, March 7, 1907, at 4.20 P.M., the second recital 
in the Lenten series will be held in the Memorial Chapel. 

program. 
I. Prelude, No. 3 in D Minor. . .Mendelssohn (1809-1847) 

Cantabile Cesar Franck (1822-1890) 

Pastorale. 

II. First Sonata, " La Pentecote" Adolph Marty (i860- ) 

(First two movements) 

(a) Veni Creator — Allegro 

(b) Au Cenacle — Cantabile molto espressivo 

III. Scherzoso R. Huntington Woodman (1861- )* 

Barcarolle William Faulkes (1863- )t 

Toccata in C E. d'Evry (1867- )| 

♦Organist in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
JOrganist in Liverpool, Eng. 
J Organist at the Oratory, Brompton, London. 
Mr. Sumner Salter, Director of Music Williams College, 
Organist. 

The third recital in the series will be given on Thursday, 
March 14, at 4.20 P.M.. by Mr. Macdougall. 



COLLEGE NEWS 



MUSIC NOTES— Continued. 



On Wednesday evening, March .13, 1907, Madame Schumann" 
Heink will give the third in the series of Artist Recitals. Miss 
Helen Schaul will accompany Madame Schumann-Heink. 

PROGRAM. 

I. 



Aria from^opera "Mitrane" Rossi 

" Du bist die Ruh" > 

"Wokin" ' 

"Der Wanderer" ) 

II. 



Schubert 



' ' Liebestraum' ' Liszt 

" Hochzeitstag auf Troldhauzen" Grieg 

Miss Helen Schaul. 

III. 

"Heimweh" Hugo Wolf 

"Die drei Zigeuner" Liszt 

"Wideming" Schumann 

IV. 

Sapphische Ode Brahms 

Six Hungarian Gypsy Songs Brahms 

V. 
1 : 

Rhapsodie Hongroise, No. S Liszt 

Miss Helen Schaul. 
VI. 

Prison Scene (Act 3) from "The Prophet" . .Meyerbeer 



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PARLIAMENT OF FOOLS. 



LAMENT FOR A LEAKING RADIATOR. 
(Apologies to Poe.) 
Thou wast all that to me, love, 

For which my soul did pine, 
A book-rack and settee, love, 
In one thou dids't combine. 
Thy sides were with damp wash-cloths decked, 
And all those wash-cloths mine! 

Ah, dream too bright to last! 

Ah, Starry Hope, that dids't arise 
But to be overcast! 

In dawn's dim hour my roommate cries 
"Up! Up! Thou'rt leaking fast," 

And o'er the pool my spirit lies 
Mute — motionless — aghast ! 

Alas! Alas! for me, 

The joys of life are o'er. 
"No more — no more — no more." 
(Such language holds that solemn sea 

As it creeps across the floor;) 
My spirit sighs in agony 

"No more — no more — no more." 



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FREE PRESS. 



I. 

A plan has been proposed for the combining of the Magazine 
and News. This would mean there would be, each month, 
three regular numbers of the College News, similar to the 
present tissue ; and a fourth "Magazine Number," something 
after the style of the monthly magazine numbers of the "Out- 
look." 

The two editors-in-chief would work in conjunction in the 
issuing of this number which would contain substantially all 
that would be found in the two separate periodicals. It would, 
perhaps, be necessary to sacrifice form to some extent, but there 
seems no reason why we should not be able to publish such a 
periodical attractively, with dignity and order. There is little 
question that the new publication in the form outlined, could 
be furnished to subscribers at a considerably lower price than 
the present "club rates" for Magazine and News, and, as it 
would be more universally interesting it seems probable that 
the subscription list would be longer than it now is for either 
publication, and that all subscribers would be better satisfied. 

It is evident that, from a financial standpoint, our attempt to 
publish two periodicals has not been successful, for it is only 
because of the wide circulation of the News, that the Magazine 
has been saved from financial ruin. Is there any reason why 
a combination of the two should not be profitable from every 
point of view? Helen R. Norton, 1905. 

II. 
As a lover of music, I feel that the criticism of the Glee and 
Mandolin Club Concert, given in College News, was not com- 
plete without some mention of the work of the second and third 
mandolin quarters and guitars. The question has always been 
in the club, can we get enough exact guitar players? This 
was most satisfactorily accomplished this year. Personally, 
it seems to me that the good effect obtained was due 
to the club as a whole, in which not only the first 
mandolin section, cello and viol figured, but also those very im- 
portant instruments which carry the harmony and base in an 
orchestra — namely the second mandolins and the guitars. . jjjj 
It must be remembered, further, that the present organiza- 
tion neither has the aspect, nor gives the result of merely 
a club, but rather of a mandolin orchestra. On account of 
this change in the organization better musical effects could 
be obtained and it was possible to raise the standard of the 
music. The music ranged, this year, from typical mandolin 
music, the Serenade, for instance, in which the soft char- 
acter of the instrument was emphasized, to that of a higher 
order as the March by Krai, a recognized quickstep. Finally, 
the emotional and dramatic side was reached and this only 
through the medium of a large organization. 1908. 



THEATER NOTES. 



Hollis Street Theater — Maxine Elliott in "Her Great Match." 

Castle Square Theater — "The Altar of Frendship." 

Boston Theater — '"Way Down East." 

Tremont Theater — Mr. Mantell. 

Colonial Theater — "The Great Mogul." 

Park Theater — Hattie Williams in "The Little Cherub." 

Majestic Theater — Ermete Novelle. Monday, March 4, 
"Louis XI;" Tuesday, March 5, "Papa Lebonnard;" 
Wednesday, March 6, "Merchant of Venice;" Thursday, 
March 7, "King Lear;" Friday, March 8, "Morte Civile;" 
Saturday matinee, March 9, "Louis XI;" Saturday 
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COLLEGE NEWS 



Extracts from a Letter by Mrs. Frances Lance Ferrero. 



We have received a letter from Mrs. Frances Lance Ferrero, 
1892, who is at present living in Berlin. Mr. Ferrero is a corres- 
pondent for one of the leading Berlin papers and his wife ac- 
companies him on many of his interesting travels. Mrs. Ferrero 
writes as follows concerning her trip to Italy this winter : 
"Berlin-Friedenan, Fregestrasse 55. 
"We took the train and spent two days and two nights on the 
way (to Italy). In Munich, where we stopped to rest the first 
night, we fell into the middle of a 'Schutzen-feste' and a town 
full of green Tyrolese caps, chicken feathers and bare knees. 
In the morning we posted cards as the ' hare ' scat- 
ters bits of paper in his flight for the 'hounds' to keep the scent, 
to friends across the sea. 

The plateau of Munich passed, the ground seemed restless for 
the Alps, heaving, bounding, climbing, till at Innsbruck, peaks 
grim and grey high above the grass-line, rose all about the city. 
Then came the pleasant Brenner, the lowest and most gracious of 
the Alpine passes, its fertile mountain meadows and feathery 
larches prosperous all the way. 

"One flank of the mountain hemming in Bozen is strikingly 
dolomitic, an interesting suggestion of the grander scale of that 
curious formation far up the side valleys into the higher Tyrol. 
Below Bozen, the valley of the Adige, one vast vineyard of fes- 
tooned verdure fenced and fortressed by rocky walls, was 
a delight all the way to Trent. What a grape-picking, and how 
we should like to be in it. 

"At Trent, we had time only to slip into the town square be- 
hind the station where the splendid monument to Dante stands 
with outstretched warning hand toward Austria: beyond, two 
lovely Lombard bell-towers: lovely "Trento" lying open to sun 
and air in the fields by the river, with those splendid rocky walls 
standing wide about — we shall come again — and the train 
whirled us on. 

"At Ala, a second customs-revision in the train, and a third 
change of moneys in almost as few hours— Bavaria, Austria, Italy : 
Felice was out having our Italian pass viseed and I fronted the 
officer with as much Italian as I could then hustle out from under 
German mental baggage. 'What are these!' 'Blotters to 
dry our plants.' 'Where are the plants?' 'In the mountains 
down in Italy.' 'Ah!' (Addendum on return to Berlin: 
twenty-five pounds of blotters, twenty nine plants, the rest 
stayed in the mountains). 

"Nearing Italy the song of the cicada grew louder than the 
train, the vines, no longer trellised on wires or wood, hung 
artistically festooned between endlessly succeeding rows of 
mulberry-trees. The ' Chiusa,' just above Verona, a grimly forti- 
fied pass between river and mountain-heights, cramps the 
breath for but a minute, so soon does one see the fair city of the 
plain and forget the dark impression. 

"Our bags dropped at the ' Academeca,' an old rambling 
Italian house, we followed the evening ' Promenade ' under 
Capulet and Montague balconies, almost near enough to touch 
each other across the narrow streets, certainly low enough for 
any plucky young Romeo to reach with a good spring and the 
lift of a handy torch-iron on the house wall. 

"At half -past six the next morning, sweet-voiced chorals 
in our dreams became a real and pleasant fact, full choir prac- 
tice of the boys before school in the church opposite our 
window. 

"Before train-time at ten, we photographed for an hour or 
two about the colosseum, the palace of the Scaligers and the 
market-place, and only the chains of an unexpansible itinerary 
dragged us away from the witching little city. Verona's charms 
still beckon luringly. 

"Such a floor is the Po Valley: in summer rather the sand- 
flat damps of Berlin than the marshy heats of Vergil's town 
(Mantua) or the droughts of Mary of Modenas! At Bologna 
the rise of the Apennines begins, a set of dryish, pebbly, un- 
pleasing hills as far as Porretta; then chestnut-covered points 
and spurs, stream-following turns and tunnels, and such air — 



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a gift of keenest joy to every sense! Just beyond the baths of 
Pracchia comes the big tunnel of the divide, and then what views 
and what a run — all the winding way down to the plains of the 
Arno and Pistoia, piled above village-dotted valleys, spur after 
spur of richly wooded height, and the railroad apparently bent 
on touching every one. Here and there at frequent intervals, 
one notices 'tronchi di sicurezza,' side-tracks, each turning off 
from the main line up a grade so steep that even the maddest 
and heaviest runaway train, shunted off by the forewarned 
watchman, must stop its wild career before it reaches the bluff- 
end of the stone-work that finishes the climb. 

"One little hour-and-a-half more and we were coming into 
Florence, here, the Duomo and Giotto's tower; there, the campa- 
nile of Santa Croce; yonder, the heights of San Miniato, and 
across the valley, hill-top Fiesole, yet it all was so insignificant 
to see — and alas, my dreams, spent as Humpty Dumpty at the 
bottom of the wall, left me in serio-comic despair! But when our 
things were in place at the hotel and we had found letters waiting 
at the post-office, and had dined, we wandered through the 
streets, lured on and on till long after dark by the simple straight 
line the Renaissance Italian knew so well to make into purest 
grace. The plain facades of the dwelling houses seemed so 
elegant after the grotesque misrepresentings of Berlin; Giotto's 
Tower rose into new meaning on close acquaintance, and the 
flood of sunset glow under the fine arches of the quaint shop- 
lined Ponte Vecchio, made a real delight, fairer and dearer than 
any by-gone dream. Be sure I went to bed happy, and dreamed 
bigger and better! 

"I never before was so impressed by the feverish uriworthiness 
of the only too frequent do-what-you-think-other-people-might- 
think-you-ought-to-have-done-lest-they-don't-think- you- Some- 
body American abroad, as in the Uffizi, where he and mostly 
she was buzzing and bumping about like so many anxious June- 
bugs — certainly no other known European tourist — against 
that dignified and appreciative Tuscan peasantry. 

"Later in the day we strolled to San Marco, Savonarola's 
convent, and passed again the famous Baptistry, looking closely 
at Pisano's and Ghiberti's doors without, and seeing, within, 
the font where all Florentine babies have been baptised. 

"At sunset we took a car up the splendid Viale dei Colli (hill 
drive) to San Miniato, — fine cypresses, luxuriant spruces, lovely 
lindens, full-topped pines, bordering all the way, to see that 
beautiful hill-view of Florence ; farther along the heights toward 
Gelsomino, one catches sight from the road of the old grey 
Torre al Gallo, which contains reminiscences of Galileo, and a 
little beyond is the villa where he lived in his blind last years 
when Milton visited him. 

' ' ' Arrinederei Florence. ' 

"Skirting for miles the Trasimene Lake, low-lying beyond 
the Umbrian Hills, with its farther shore but half-described in 
the summer haze, one can easily make the haze a fog and picture 
Gaius Flaminius' disaster at the hands of Hannibal. 

"The towns of Umbria and Latium have a trick of staying 
perched like a robber's castle, on far-seeing hill-tops, and any- 
where from three to seven miles from their railroad station. 

"The little Tiber we crossed was yet a child-river far from his 
Roman Fatherhood; then we entered the valley of the Nerci 
rich with rarely beautiful evergreen vales, great gray olive r trees, 
on all slopes of hills, above a river full in the face of ^summer heat. 

"The long-walled town of Narni, high on a rocky bluff, 

passed all too quickly; so Augustus' Bridge, carrying the Via 

Flamma on toward Terni and Aneona. The river Velino flows 

low and comfortably through the Valley of Rieti, till, al! on a 

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COLLEGE NEWS 



(Continued from Page 7.) 

Extracts from a Letter by Mrs. Frances Vance Ferrero. 



sudden, its bed drops out, three hundred and thirty feet, and 
the water tumbles to pieces, unawares, rebounding in steaming 
• spray from the conca beneath, as if yet too much surprised to 
go. The next leaps of its six hundred feet come-down are of no 
such disconcerting length and the water makes them more com- 
posedly, on the lowest even taking time to leave a fascinating 
yellow-brown drapery of lime-stone, curtaining the rocks over 
which it glides. 

"On the drive back to the Terni station we passed an unbend- 
ing procession of wives and daughters bringing dinner to the 
workmen of the big steel plant: glittering knives and forks, 
however held, sticking out of a pail (almost a tub) wobbling 
with every step on the top of a small head, look formidably risky 
for everybody: there was a bold show of them above that line 
of blue enamel dinner-pailing. 

"Before two o'clock we were off for Rome. 

"In that last two-hours' stretch toward our southern ultima- 
tum, Rome, the things most interesting were the effective 
eucalyptus, large, wide-topped, feathery and sweet with bloom, 
which has proved so able a fender against malaria in the Marem- 
ma; the wild pink hollyhocks; the long-horned, limestone- 
colored cattle; the grapes on the hot hills, poled close like 
beans, their curly, waving tops luxuriantly hiding the ground; 
the occasional sign of farm enterprise in the threshing-machine, 
much commoner in Denmark than Italy ; and the huge self-press- 
ing stacks of hay, so yellowed in drying that for some distance 
I kept puzzling about the tremendous amounts of straw, with 
never a cut grain-field in sight. 

"And then, the 'Alban Hills,' gathering houses, an impres- 
sive stretch of ancient acqueduct, and while I was straining 
to keep-on seeing it, we stopped — in Rome." 

ALUIHN/E NOTES. 

This column will contain items concerning Alumnae, former 
students, and past and present members of the Faculty. Other 
items will occasionally be added which are thought to be of es- 
pecial interest to the readers of the Alumnae Notes. 



The holder of the Alice Freeman Palmer Fellowship for 1906- 
'07 is Miss Anna Johnson, B.A., University of Iowa, A.M. Rad- 
cliffe, 1905. Following is a copy of her report sent to the pres- 
ident of the college in the autumn: 

Gottingen, Germany, November 17, 1906. 
Miss C. Hazard, 

President of Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. 

Dear Madam: — I send herewith my report as Alice Free- 
man Palmer Fellow for igo6-'o7. I came to Gottingen the last 
of August. The library and reading room of the university 
were open during the vacation and I easily obtained permission 
to make use of them. Until the university opened my time 
was occupied in learning German and reading mathematics. 

The lectures began October 25th and the first two weeks the 
students were allowed to hear all the lectures before deciding on 
the courses which they wished to pursue. I have now regis- 
tered for the following lectures in mathematics: "Elliptische 
Funktion," (four hours) by Professor Klein; "Mechanik der 
Continua," (two hours) by Professor Hilbert; " Invarianten- 
theorie," (two hours) by Professor Minkowski; "Die Partiellen 
Differentialgleichungen der Mathematischen Physik," (four 
hours) by Dr. Abraham. 

Beside the lectures I am working especially on Integral 
Equations, the field in which Professor Hilbert is interested, 
and I hope soon to work directly under him on this subject for 
my Doctor's thesis. 

I am quite well satisfied with the opportunities afforded 
women studying mathematics. All the mathematical lectures 
and seminars are open to them, subject only to the same re- 
strictions as the men. The mathematical reading room con- 
tains all the mathematical books and journals which one ordi- 
narily needs, and since they cannot be taken, from the room, 



This space reserved for A. Shuman 



there is little difficulty in procuring the necessary books. 

I am certainly looking forward to a successful year. 

Yours truly, 

(Signed.) Anna Johnson. 

Miss Elizabeth Girdler Evans, 1897, has for the last three 
years held a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. 
Her major work for the Doctor's degree is in American History— 
her minor subjects being European History and English Lit- 
erature. 

Mrs. John S. Chandler (Henrietta Sheldon Rendalls, 1886) of 
the Madura Mission, India, is at present at 132 Hancock street, 
Auburndale, Massachusetts. 

Miss Helen Elizabeth Chandler, 1897, is also enjoying her first 
furlough since her entrance into mission work. 

Miss Lydia M. Smedley, 1902, is teaching in the Higbee School, 
Memphis, Tennessee. 

Miss Maud E. Gilligan, 1903, is teacher of Mathematics, Latin 
and German in the High School of Rockland, Massachusetts. 

Miss Ethel Sullivan, 1905, is teaching English and Geology 
at the High School in Zanesville, Ohio. 

Miss Juliet P. Zimmerman, 1905, may be addressed at 34 
Ring street, Putnam, Connecticut. 

Miss Corinna Crowl, rgo6, is teaching German at the High 
School of Sterling, Illinois. 

A representative of Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va., has 
frequently written to the college with the hope of securing 
Wellesley graduates as teachers. Experience is a requirement. 
The subject to be taught is not a matter of so much importance. 
Anyone interested in an opening at Hampton is asked to ad- 
dress Miss Caswell, 130 College Hall. 
MARRIAGE. 

Parker — Kittredge. On February 13, 1907, Miss Eliza- 
beth Morrill Kittredge, 1902, to Mr. Charles Liebermann Par- 
ker, Superintendent of the Department of Labor, Quarters and 
Subsistence at Gorgona, Canal Zone. 
BIRTH. 

February 22, 1907, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a daughter, 
Rosamond, to Mrs. Bertha Palmer Lane, 1891 (Mrs. William 
Coolidge Lane). 

DEATH. 

February 24, 1907, at Westboro, Massachusetts, Rev. Ever- 
ett D. Burr of Newton, Massachusetts, husband of Fannie A. 
Cole, 1882-S3. 



Art Exhibitions Now Open in Boston. 



Museum of Fine Arts: 

Cobb's Galleries: 
Kimball's Galleries: 
Copley Hall: 
Vose's Galleries: 
Gill's Galleries: 
Hatfield's Galleries: 
Rowland's Galleries: 
Doll & Richards: 

St. Botolph Club: 



Jamestown Historical Exhibit, 
Tibetan Paintings. 
Mr. Eksergiam's Portraits. 
Exhibition of Embroideries. 
Arts and Crafts Exhibition. 
Pictures by De Bock. 
Opening Exhibition. 
Mr. Woodbury's Drawings. 
Pictures by Tarbell. 
Pictures by La Farge. 
Exhibitions of Textiles. 
Mr. MacKnight's Pictures.